Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2005)

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr 1mins.
Genres Drama, Action, Thriller, Foreign
Keywords psychodrama
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Park Chan-wook Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Lee Mu-yeong Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Lee Jae-soon Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Seok Dong Jun Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Lee Jong-yong Screenplay n/a 120778 4000004
Kim Byung-il Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Shin Seung-heui Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Choi Jung-Hwa Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Pae Hyun Jin Music n/a 120781 8000001
Kim Sang-bum Editor n/a 172 7000001
Lee Kang-bok Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Lim Jin-gyu Producer n/a 3 3000001
Han Bo-bae Actor Yu-sun 1 1000005
Im Ji-eun Actor Ryu's Sister 1 1000004
Du-na Bae Actor Cha Yeong-mi 1 1000003
Shin Ha-gyun Actor Ryu 1 1000002
Kim Se-Dong Actor Chief of Staff 1 1000006
Lee Dae-yeon Actor Choe 1 1000007
Park Chan-wook Director n/a 2 2000001
Jeong Gyoo-soo Actor n/a 1 1000009
Ji Dae-han Actor n/a 1 1000008
Song Kang-ho Actor Park Dong-jin 1 1000001
Ryu, a young factory worker, has recently quit art school in order to look after his sister, who is dying a slow, agonizing death for want of a kidney. When a doctor tells Ryu that he is an unsuitable donor and that the chances of finding one are slim, Ryu turns to the black market. But the old lady who runs an underground ring cheats him, taking both his life savings and his kidney and leaving him without the kidney she promised in exchange. Ryu's girlfriend, a Raggedy-Ann leftist named Youngmin, urges Ryu to kidnap the four-year-old daughter of industrialist owner Park Dong-jin, who recently laid off Ryu and many other workers from his factory. Ryu agrees, but just as the plan is on the verse of success, Ryu's sister discovers what Ryu and Youngmin have been up to, and kills herself in despair. Compounding the tragedy, Ryu loses track of his little illicit charge during a visit to his childhood haunts, and she drowns in the river Ryu and his sister played in as kids. Dong-jin's deep grief quickly turns to rage and he embarks on an implacable quest for vengeance. At the same time, Ryu goes after the organ traders, knowing that if they had come through, none of the tragic occurrences would ever have happened. Bound by their common sense of loss and deep-seated anger, the two are on a collision course of revenge.